Daan Wubben


Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee

Department: Man and Leisure

The Moving Memento

Every day, we are confronted with statistics that represent shocking emotional events. Yet, these numbers are sterile. What does ‘339 drowned refugees in the Mediterranean Sea’ mean? How can we understand the impact of that number? ‘The Moving Memento’ translates the figures into tangible white stones: each one represents an individual. Counting and arranging them is an act of remembrance, the result is a physical monument that gives shape to what happened. It can be moved to any location where a number deserves to be expressed, empowering us to feel empathy for the beings behind it.

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Photographs: Photo by Designer